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27 A great number of the people followed him, and among them were women who were beating their breasts and wailing for him.(A) 28 But Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.(B) 29 For the days are surely coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.’ 30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’(C) 31 For if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?”(D)

32 Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him.(E) 33 When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus[a] there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. [[34 Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”]][b] And they cast lots to divide his clothing.(F) 35 And the people stood by watching, but the leaders scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Messiah[c] of God, his chosen one!”(G) 36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine(H) 37 and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” 38 There was also an inscription over him,[d] “This is the King of the Jews.”

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  1. 23.33 Gk him
  2. 23.34 Other ancient authorities lack the sentence Then Jesus . . . what they are doing
  3. 23.35 Or the Christ
  4. 23.38 Other ancient authorities add written in Greek and Latin and Hebrew (that is, Aramaic)